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Rose Donuts in Linda Vista to reopen after owner's murder

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Posted at 11:19 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 10:04:15-04

LINDA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) — Rose Donuts, which was forced to close its doors after its owner was killed in April, will reopen Saturday for the first time.

Randy Taing, 58, died from injuries sustained in a home invasion robbery on April 8.

He and his wife had run Rose Donuts for 25 years, turning it into a beloved community hot spot. But after his death, its future was uncertain.

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That’s where Ken Chu comes in. He is related to the Taing family through his wife, though he didn’t realize it until Randy’s widow approached him to run the shop.

He already owns another donut store in Serra Mesa, but said he felt compelled to take it on.

“It was a mom and pop place and we want to keep it like that,” he said.

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He immediately went to work, taking the opportunity to update the shop, ordering new furniture and equipment.

“We’re trying to get this grand opening going for tomorrow so people don’t think we went away and are never coming back,” he said.

The store will open at 5 a.m. on May 25. The new operating hours will be from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day.